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New AiPP Sculptures in Downtown Bristol

Acclaimed artists from around the country visited downtown Bristol, TN / VA, last week to install their winning sculptures in Art in Public Places' 2015-16 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. The five new sculptures selected to appear in the organization’s tenth annual exhibition are:

  • “Bear in a Tree” by Jim Collins of Signal Mountain, TN, located at Anderson Park
  • “Cascade” by Robert Pulley of Columbus, IN, located at Cumberland Square Park
  • “Earthen Dancer” by Glenn Zweygardt of Alfred Station, NY, located at the Tri-Summit Bank plaza
  • “Icarus Stela, the Rise and Fall” by Paris Alexander of Raleigh, NC, located at the Downtown Center
  • “Lullaby” by Scott Wallace of Hendricks, MN, located at the upper level of Bristol Public Library

Click here to view the Walking Tour Map of all downtown sculpture locations

Downtown Bristol Blog

Junior League Invites Local Talent to Join Follies Show

Calling all singers, dancers, movers and shakers! The Junior League of Bristol would like to invite local talent to join the 2015 Follies cast for “Shaken with a Splash of Sublime.” Directed by New York producer, Jamie Donegan, this year’s show is sure to be two back-to-back evenings of entertaining music coupled with colorful choreography and more.



Downtown Bristol Events

Radio Bristol Sessions: Andrea Zonn

October 15 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Join WBCM Radio Bristol for an exciting Bristol Sessions concert featuring Andrea Zonn. This event is FREE to the public and will be aired on WBCM Radio Bristol.

The event will be held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, in the Performance Theater.
Doors Open at 1:30 p.m.
Concert Begins at 2:00 p.m. (Please be in your seat by 1:50 p.m.)

About Andrea Zonn
Andrea Zonn is one of the most respected fiddle players and harmony vocalists in contemporary music today.

From an early age, Andrea Zonn was encouraged to explore her musical passions. The oldest child in a musical family, Zonn began to study the violin at age 5. She started fiddling at age 10, and traveled the contest circuit around the prairies of her native Illinois. At 14 she was accepted as a freshman violin major at the University of Illinois. Two years later, she transferred to Vanderbilt University in Nashville where she won numerous classical violin competitions and was awarded a fellowship to the prestigious Aspen Music Festival. That same year, she won the National Fiddle Championship in Winfield, KS.

Her voice and fiddle have graced recordings by Vince Gill, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy, Keb’ Mo, George Jones, T-Bone Burnett, Neil Diamond, Paul Brady, Amy Grant, Mickey Newbury, Tim O’Brien, Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Darrell Scott and countless others. Some of the folks she’s toured with include Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Tony Trischka, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Brown, Jerry Douglas, and currently, James Taylor. Andrea’s debut release, Love Goes On, was met with critical acclaim, including being named one of 2003’s Top 10 new artists in the “Country Music Critics’ Poll.”

With an ardent sense of global awareness, Andrea co-produced Hands Across the Water: A Benefit for the Children of the Tsunami. As a response to the Asian tsunami of 2004, the project features collaborations between American folk artists and their Celtic counterparts, including John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Altan, Vince Gill, Lunasa, Cerys Matthews, Jackson Browne and a host of others. All proceeds from record sales are distributed to aid children affected by the devastation.

2015 has included a spring/summer tour with James, the release of a new album, additional artist collaborations, and projects for other artists.

Guy Marshall

October 16 | O'Mainnin's Pub

Guy Marshall will perform at O'Mainnin's in downtown Bristol.

Radio Bristol Sessions: Pete Kennedy

October 20 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Join WBCM Radio Bristol for an exciting Bristol Sessions concert featuringPete Kennedy. This event is FREE to the public and will be aired on WBCM Radio Bristol.

The event will be held at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, in the Performance Theater.
Doors Open at 11:30 a.m.
Concert Begins at 12:00 p.m. (Please be in your seat by 11:50 a.m.)

About Pete Kennedy
Pete has been touring in a duo with his wife, Maura Kennedy, since 1993. Prior to that, they were both members of Nanci Griffith’sBlue Moon Orchestra, touring the US and Europe, and playing at venues including Carngegie Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall. Pete played with Nanci from 1991 through 1993, and did a lot of the lead guitar work on her Grammy-winning CD, “Other Voices, Other Rooms”, on Warner Brothers. Pete shared the lead guitar duties on the album with Frank Christian, Leo Kottke, and Chet Atkins. Other guests on the album included Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and lots of others.

Ghost Stories & Appalachian Folktales with Leon Overbay

October 28 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

During Halloween week, both kids and adults can come by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum to hear spooky and music-related local tales.

On Wednesday, October 28, at 6:30pm, join Leon Overbay, the “Boones Creek Bard,” as he shares ghost stories and Appalachian folk tales. A founding member of the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild and a charter member of the Barter Storytellers, Leon is known for his cowboy poetry, Appalachian stories, and southern humor. This storytelling session is free and will be held in the museum’s Performance Theater; it is suitable for older kids and adults.

Pam Neal presents "The Bell Witch" Legend

October 31 | Birthplace of Country Music Museum

During Halloween week, both kids and adults can come by the Birthplace of Country Music Museum to hear spooky and music-related local tales.

The museum will also host a retelling of “The Bell Witch” legend suitable for all ages on Saturday, October 31 at 12 noon. Free and open to the public, this event is the perfect way for families to end their morning after Pumpkin Palooza at the Farmers’ Market and trick-or-treating on State Street. Bristol Public Library children’s librarian Pam Neal will entertain with this wonderful spooky tale, and there will be candy for your little trick-or-treaters.

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